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Veronica Mostel

I am saddened to hear Mrs Lovely passing. I meet her through work. I work for Classic Transportation. She was an amazing woman. I always sent her cookies at Christmas. Rest in peace my friend ❤️❤️

Dorothy Habben

I only just learned of Erna's passing. She was a warm, gracious woman who was devoted to her husband and family. I served with Dick on the Board of Trustees of Adelphi and both Dick and Erna were lifetime stalwart supporters of the University. Hers was a life well lived.

Arlene Campbell

Jim and I have so many good memories being with them in Garden City, Sag Harbor and Marco. The were very special to both of us. I miss my weekly calls to Erna I loved her very much she was a very special friend..We had many laughs together talking about the golf outing we chaired together at Cherry Valley. I was blessed to have her as my friend.

Donald T. MacLeod Jr.

I’m very sad to read of the death of Mrs. Lovely. She and I shared a birthday and when I was a kid she never forgot mine. She was a wonderful teacher and a good friend to my parents. My deepest condolences to the family.

Cindy and Kurt Wicks

Our sincere condolences to Tom and Alice and all members of the family. We send our prayers to all of you as you walk this journey together. May you be comforted by all the good memories

Hopemarie Jamieson-Hower

Erna will always remain in your hearts and you will forever remember her positive light and strength. She will be deeply missed because she was deeply loved. I will forever be for grateful for meeting this wonderful grand lady.

Don Cates

One of sweetest people I have ever had the privilege to have known. Her smile could light up the room and her laugh would put a smile on everyone’s face. She was a pleasure to just sit and talk with, she had a deep love for her family and her husband. She often said, every time she passed the cemetery where he was buried she would wav

Erna Lovely


Erna Susan Lovely passed peacefully on February 21 with her family at her side. 
The only daughter of George and Susie Fritz, Erna was born on January 1, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY.  Erna was a devoted daughter and sister to her older brother Peter who pre-deceased her. 
An excellent student and athlete, Erna was admired by friends and classmates as a warm, gregarious and humble person who was generous in heart and spirit.  After graduating from Jamaica High School, Erna earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and her Master of Arts degree from Adelphi University.  Erna was blessed to meet and marry Thomas Dixon Lovely ("Dick") in 1956 and together they raised 2 sons, Thomas J. (Alice) and Richard R. (Donna) Lovely.  Erna and Dick lived a wonderful married life together for 60 years in Garden City, NY, Sag Harbor, NY and Marco Island, FL. Dick passed away in 2016. In addition to her sons and daughters-in-law, she is survived by 6 grandchildren who will have wonderful memories of their Grammy.
A caring and devoted teacher, Erna loved her elementary school students, particularly her "kindergarten cherubs", as she would call them.  They loved her back and remember her to this day.
A pillar of the community on Long Island, Erna served on the Board of Trustees of Nassau Community College (NY) and chaired numerous hospital and school organizations and events.  Erna challenged her sons to work hard while at the same time letting them know that they were her pride and joy.  Her love of family and appreciation for all were hallmarks of Erna's life.  She told people she was a lucky lady to live the life she had, and all who were part of her life felt just as lucky having known her.
The family will receive friends Sunday, February 25, 2024 from 2:00 until 4:00 PM at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors in Fernandina Beach, FL. The family will also receive friends Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 5:00 until 7:00Pm at Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home in Marco Island, FL.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM, Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at San Marco Catholic Church, Marco Island, FL.
She will be laid to rest beside her husband at Marco Island Cemetery.


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